Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 8/2/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/31/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/31/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Brunswick Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of leading consumer brands in four segments: Marine Engines, Boats, Fitness and Bowling & Billiards. The company also owns and operates: Brunswick bowling centers across the United States and internationally; Land ‘N’ Sea, a distributor of marine parts and accessories; and Omni Fitness, a chain of specialty fitness equipment retail stores. “
  • 7/30/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was given a new $60.00 price target on by analysts at Forward View. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 7/28/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/28/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its price target lowered by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $72.00 to $68.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 7/24/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Brunswick Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of leading consumer brands in four segments: Marine Engines, Boats, Fitness and Bowling & Billiards. The company also owns and operates: Brunswick bowling centers across the United States and internationally; Land ‘N’ Sea, a distributor of marine parts and accessories; and Omni Fitness, a chain of specialty fitness equipment retail stores. “
  • 7/24/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/14/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its price target raised by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $66.00 to $68.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/14/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $56.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/13/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $72.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/12/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $65.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/11/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Brunswick Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of leading consumer brands in four segments: Marine Engines, Boats, Fitness and Bowling & Billiards. The company also owns and operates: Brunswick bowling centers across the United States and internationally; Land ‘N’ Sea, a distributor of marine parts and accessories; and Omni Fitness, a chain of specialty fitness equipment retail stores. “
  • 7/10/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 7/6/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating.
  • 6/29/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $71.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Brunswick Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of leading consumer brands in four segments: Marine Engines, Boats, Fitness and Bowling & Billiards. The company also owns and operates: Brunswick bowling centers across the United States and internationally; Land ‘N’ Sea, a distributor of marine parts and accessories; and Omni Fitness, a chain of specialty fitness equipment retail stores. “
  • 6/13/2017 – Brunswick Corporation was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 6/11/2017 – Brunswick Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $65.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Brunswick Corporation (BC) traded down 0.41% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $55.76. The company had a trading volume of 552,665 shares. The stock has a market cap of $5.01 billion, a PE ratio of 17.69 and a beta of 1.81. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $60.77 and a 200 day moving average of $59.11. Brunswick Corporation has a 12-month low of $42.02 and a 12-month high of $63.82.

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $1.35 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $1.35 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.32 billion. Brunswick Corporation had a return on equity of 23.35% and a net margin of 6.13%. The firm’s revenue was up 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.17 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Brunswick Corporation will post $4.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.165 per share. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 18th. Brunswick Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 20.95%.

In other Brunswick Corporation news, Chairman Mark D. Schwabero sold 2,738 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.72, for a total transaction of $174,465.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 219,783 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,004,572.76. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Chairman Mark D. Schwabero sold 29,552 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.74, for a total value of $1,883,644.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 53,785 shares of company stock valued at $3,395,646. Corporate insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

Brunswick Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreation products. The Company operates through three segments: Marine Engine, Boat and Fitness. The Company’s product includes marine engines, boats, fitness equipment and active recreation products. The Company’s engine-related products include outboard, sterndrive and inboard engines; trolling motors; propellers; engine control systems; and marine parts and accessories.

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